All about the Staten Island neighborhood Shore Acres
Staten Island is broken down into 14 different zip codes from 10301 to 10314 and into 67 different neighborhoods. Throughout this series of blogs, we will be discussing each and every neighborhood on Staten Island as well as breaking down the history, what stands there today and transportation and what community district it falls into. Staten Island is broken up into three different community districts which are: North Shore, Mid-Island, and South Shore.
Today we will be breaking down all the history about the Staten Island neighborhood, Shore Acres. This neighborhood is home to the North Shore & the zip code 10305. One of New York City's five boroughs, Staten Island, has the little neighborhood known as Shore Acres. It is located south of Rosebank and slightly north of Fort Wadsworth on the Upper New York Bay. The Upper New York Bay to the east, Bay Street to the west, Nautilus Street to the north, and Arthur Von Briesen Park to the south are usually acknowledged as the outer neighborhoods of Shore Acres.
Originally, the word was used to describe a neighborhood of affluent residences constructed in the area during the 1930s by Cornelius G. Kolff, a well-known real estate developer and former president of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce. The neighborhood was referred to as "Shore Acres" soon after the houses were constructed. A lot of shade trees contribute to the isolated feeling that makes Shore Acres unique. It is one of the few affluent communities on Staten Island, along with Randall Manor, that is not located inside the chain of highlands that stretches from Ward Hill in the north to Lighthouse Hill in the south.
The neighborhood is served by two bus routes. S51 and S81 which run along Bay Street to the St. George Terminal with near proximity to the Staten Island Ferry to NYC.
As you may see, Staten Island exudes so much history that is still honored throughout our neighborhoods. Shore Acres is home to many people from Staten Island. The neighborhood is covered in every corner with many food spots, transportation, parks and schools. This neighborhood is worth learning more about and living.
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